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A major in mathematics is more than solving differential equations. Our students acquire theoretical knowledge and apply it, helping solve complex, real-world questions.

The math curriculum is flexible and allows students to find their niche by adding a second major or minor outside of mathematics.

Through our curriculum, students learn to think creatively and nimbly and develop intellectual sophistication which are important for career advancement.

Our graduates work in a wide variety of jobs, including programming, software engineering, teaching, systems engineering, banking, finance, insurance and government agencies. Mathematics graduates are often admitted to professional schools, such as law school and business school.

Mathematics major solving complex equations

Plan of Study

Mathematics Webpage

Transfer to Mathematics

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1990

College of Science

Careers in Mathematics

Many math graduates choose to continue their education in professional schools such as law, business, or medical schools.

Others choose to teach. Others pursue graduate school in mathematics, engineering, computational finance, and other areas.

Job options include positions such as database managers, programming, actuarial work, software engineering, military work, insurance, banking, and finance.

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